Outdoor Light

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  1. swaring

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    Hi there,

    I wonder if anyone could help. I have just replaced an outdoor light with an Up & Down Light, on the right hand side of the front door. Now the missis has said another light the other side of the front door would look good (she's always right). Now the light switch is right behind where I want this second light to go. Could i drill a hole through the brick and feed some T&E cable direct to the switch as opposed to spurring it from the other light? (Way easier as I don't want any wires showing) Just wondered if it could be done this way?

    Any help much appreciated!
     
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    That all depends...
    Have you had a look behind the switch yet? turn the power off before you unscrew it, a picture of the wiring would be good.
     
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    Ill do it tomorrow thank you for the speedy reply.
     
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    Why do you want to light up the sky? You should have used a downlighter only.
     
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    The switch may not contain a neutral - where is the junction for Live /Neutral /Switched Live /Earth
     
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    The house looks nice lit up as it’s very dark where we live (no street lamps)
     
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    oh that’s great so if the switch contains a neutral, live and earth I’m good to go?
     
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    Yes, but you have to be certain what you believe to be a neutral REALLY IS a neutral.
     
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    Yes you would .
     
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    Usually a switch will have twin&E Red/Black/Bare or if new , Brown/Blue/Bare
    The bare is the earth and usually sleeved in Green/yellow striped
    BUT the other two are LIVE only and NOT neutral
    For example the RED or Brown is live from the Supply and then When switched uses the Black/Blue to take the Live to the Light
    the Black/Blue should have a red/Brown sleeve on to donate that it is actually a live wire

    A photo may help , if different
     
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